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"point-blank" in British English

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point-blankadverb [before noun], adjective

uk   /ˌpɔɪntˈblæŋk/  us   /ˌpɔɪntˈblæŋk/
Point-blank shooting is done from a gun that is fired from extremely close to the target or when almost touching it: Two bullets were fired into the car at point-blank range. a point-blank shot
saying something very clearly in very few words, without trying to be polite or pleasant: He asked me to work at the weekend, but I refused point-blank.
(Definition of point-blank from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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point-blankadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈpɔɪntˈblæŋk/
aimed or fired directly at from a close position: He was shot in the back, point-blank. fig. He asked me point-blank (= directly) if I was lying.
(Definition of point-blank from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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